Delivery – Multi Purpose Offshore Vessel ARMADA 78 05 at Malta – January, 2024

On Friday 12th January, 2024 the 2023 built Multi Purpose Offshore Vessel ARMADA 78 05 passed Valletta breakwaters at 2009 hrs (LT) coming from her Vung Tau, Vietnam builders via Suez Canal. Homeported at Singapore (SGP Flag) , she’s the second vessel from her company to be within territorial waters of Malta. Built by VARD, […]

Delivery – Service Operation Vessel (SOV) GRAMPIAN TEES at Malta – December, 2023

Last Thursday 21st December, 2023 the North Star Group Hybrid Electric Service Operation Vessel (SOV), GRAMPIAN TEES called at Grand Harbour, Malta  at 1730 hrs (1630 UTC) berthing at Pinto 3 Wharf for crew change, uplifting bunkers and stores/provisions.   She’s the third vessel in a series of four destined for decade-long minimum charters to […]

Casualties – Container Ship ONE ORPHEUS collision at Suez Canal – 06.12.2023

On Wednesday 6th December, 2023, the 2008 built 336 m container ship ONE ORPHEUS sailing through the Suez Canal lost her ability to steer due to a rudder failure and collided with equipment at the end of the channel in the canal. The Suez Canal Authority said that following the accident, the following ships were […]

Casualties – Suez Canal tugboat FAHD sank after collision – 05.08.2023

Last Saturday 5th August the 1976 built tugboat FAHD,  sank after colliding with a 230 metre LPG carrier in the Suez Canal. One of the tug’s crewmembers was trapped in a cabin within the vessel and killed with the other six were rescued, according to the Suez Canal Authority. The tug collided  with the LPG […]

Military Nostalgia – Tank Landing Ship HMS REGGIO L 3511 at Malta

HMS REGGIO L 3511 was a a tank landing ship (LST) Mk 3, of which 80 were built by Canada and the UK. She was built as LST 3511 by Davie Shipbuilding and Repairing Co. Ltd. at Lauzon, Quebec, Canada and was launched in November 1944, commissioning in mid-September 1945 and thus missed the Second […]

Yachting – 107 metre superyacht MAR maiden call at Malta – 01.07.2023

The 2020 built 107 metre superyacht MAR entered Grand Harbour, Malta during her maiden call on Saturday 1st July at 1621 hrs coming from Suez Canal. Built in Italy by Benetti Yachts at their Livorno shipyard, her interior is styled by Italian designer  design house Benetti and she was delivered to her owner in June […]

High Speed Craft – I SEE ONE loaded as deck cargo on ABB ELKE – 18.10.2022

A large variety of goods, because of their inherent properties (length, height, weight, etc.) may be carried on deck as Deck Cargo. Goods often carried on deck include: Dangerous Goods (e.g. compressed gases, flammable liquids, substances giving off inflammable vapours, corrosive substances) for which on deck stowage is prescribed in the IMDG Code; heavy logs, […]

Tall Ships – Replica GOTEBORG at Malta – October 2022

The world’s largest ocean-going wooden hull tall ship , built as a replica of an 18th Century vessel , GOTEBORG entered Grand Harbour, Malta on Friday 14th October during a 2 year voyage from Sweden to Shanghai. While she was entering  a gun salute was done from the ship and answered from Valletta’s Saluting Battery. […]